Awakening…

…into a new medium, awakening into Spring(!), awakening from the hibernation of busy season!

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This one is acrylic on a 4 x 6″ triple-primed cotton canvas.   I’m getting used to working on canvas, and starting to really enjoy it!   I decided to buy some large ones on clearance! Not sure when I’ll feel ready for them, but looking forward to that day on the horizon.

I hope both hemispheres are enjoying seasonal warm breezes and the beauties of spring and fall today. What a wonderful world! Peace.

66 thoughts on “Awakening…

  1. Oh Laura – This gives me goosebumps! This is so beautiful! It speaks to me. It sings! It shouts to be heard, but in a quiet, peaceful way. It speaks of faith and freedom and opening up to joy. Absolutely stunning! I am overwhelmed. What a beautiful journey you are on.

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    1. Jodi, thank you so much! You are filled with such kind, encouraging words always! Really glad this speaks to you, as it started as one in my windows series (grids) and became…..something flowing and peace-filled, something else completely. So glad you enjoyed it, and thanks as always for your wonderful encouraging words, my GRAND friend!

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    1. Thanks, Sharon! Yes, I think it’s the blending I’m enjoying the most. The feel of it. It’s so different than watercolor, yet I still love both. These little canvases are still on clearance at Blick (under $1.50) and they still have larger sizes too, so I took the plunge. We’ll see where it goes. Really glad you enjoyed it and are feeling peace. It sure brought me peace as I painted it. ❤

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  2. So new lesson… when you type a comment… remember to hit send! LOL 😊Some days I just move too quickly. At any rate… this is GORGEOUS! 😍😍The color combos are beautiful and the windows pull you in and it has such a peaceful quality. A lot of love went into this and it shows brilliantly! (and good to know you survived the heavy tax season!! 💜)

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    1. Thanks so much, my bro and friend! I’m so glad you like it! This was a real journey, this one. I guess every painting is a journey, but abstracts are like delving into the soul, at least for me. Canvas is fun! :))) Yay for clicking Send! 😀 (((((Charlie))))) ❤

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  3. This reminds me of one of the amazing churches I visited in Oaxaca. I see door shapes that open to a beautiful place filled with light and love in your painting. 💕🌟🌈 So happy you are back sharing your beautiful talent with us Laura! 💕😍❤️

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    1. Jill, you are such a kind human being. Thank you so much! It is so weird that you mentioned Oaxaca, and I can’t remember, did you post photos of any of those churches on your blog when you returned? Because in my mind, while I was painting, I kept seeing these old, old buildings and old churches, and I’ve never been to a country where the churches truly are as old as the buildings in my mind were. So I don’t know where these images were coming from. Wow, I’m so cool that this translated and that this is what you see in this painting! Really thrilled about this. Thank you, Jill! It was truly a joy to create this one, and even though it’s only 4 x 6″ (I thought about you soooo many times, and how bold and large you paint), it took me a long time to make this! I would guess roughly six hours, maybe more? Over a couple of days. It was so much fun though! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  4. I don’t think I did post any photos of the churches in Oaxaca. I need to do so! Isn’t it amazing how art can transport our minds to places we have never been?! I’m curious if you found this painting to feel meditative when you were working on it? Some of my paintings take days to complete too. So happy you are enjoying the journey, my friend! 😊

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    1. Thanks, Jill! Yes, definitely meditative. At times I had to come out of my trance to make decisions, and I don’t think I’ve actually thought more about any other painting I’ve done, but when I was in the zone it was very trance-like and cool. Really enjoyed it.

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  5. gosh Laura, everyone has said it all!
    this is quite a moving piece, it TOUCHES each of us. Well Done. also this is very well constructed. excellent thought out edges and tonal contrasts. ie….. Light 🙂 we all need the Light! lol ((LL)) 3d

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    1. Thank you so much, my 3D friend and encouraging Light! This took quite some time to paint! I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I bet it took 6 hours to do over a couple of days. I had to think quite a lot as I moved through this. It completely became something else, as I was going to make another “window” piece. Then somewhere, it became cathedral windows. I kept seeing old, old buildings and had the feeling I was somewhere very warm. Italy, maybe? I’ve never been outside of North America, so I don’t know. But it kept appearing before my eyes and I was painting my impressions of it. Does that sound crazy? lol 💜❤️💙💛

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        1. Thanks, Debi! It was almost surreal at times! Usually I use a reference, but the abstracts are strictly instinct. I never know what’s really going to happen when I get to the “end”. Do you feel that way about your abstract work, or are yours more planned?

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    1. Tori, you have a way of making my morning with your comments and encouragement! Thank you so much! And the answer is Yes! Definitely more to come. I am loving acrylics so much that I’m stocking up on boards and canvases. Watercolor paper too! Something’s about to brew over here. 💜

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